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By Sophia Barnes

Anti-Abortion 'March for Life' to Host 45th DC Demonstration

Up to 100,000 anti-abortion activists plan to gather in Washington, D.C. on Friday for the 45th annual March for Life to mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, Roe v.View gallery »

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Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 7:09 AM

Northam as Va.'s Governor: 'Work Better for All Virginians'

New Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam spoke of hope and outlined the plans for his administration as he took the oath of office on Saturday and became the state’s 73rd governor. Read »

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 1:36 PM
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By Sophia Barnes

Meet Virginia's New Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax

Virginia Lieutenant Governor-elect Justin Fairfax was sworn in on Saturday, Jan. 18. He's the first African-American man elected to statewide office in the state since 1989. Scroll to meet Fairfax and...View gallery »

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Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 12:29 PM

What to Expect at Virginia's Inauguration This Weekend

Richmond has a weekend full of pomp and circumstance ahead as Gov. Terry McAuliffe hands over the reins to fellow Democrat Ralph Northam. Read »

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 7:53 AM
Lawmakers React to Trump's Vulgarity Toward Immigrants

Lawmakers React to Trump's Vulgarity Toward Immigrants

Republican and Democratic lawmakers late Thursday fired back at President Donald Trump, who referred to Haiti and African countries as "s--thole countries" during a meeting on immigration, a Democratic... Watch »

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 1:32 PM

Maryland Lawmakers Override Governor's Paid Sick Leave Veto

Maryland Lawmakers Override Governor's Paid Sick Leave Veto

Maryland businesses with 15 or more employees will be required to provide up to five days of earned paid sick leave. Read »

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 6:25 AM

Maryland Paid Sick Leave Supporters Rally for Veto Override

Maryland Paid Sick Leave Supporters Rally for Veto Override

Maryland supporters of requiring paid sick leave are planning to rally for the General Assembly to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of the bill. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 11:01 PM

Newly Diverse Virginia House Convenes for its First Day

The Virginia General Assembly convened its 2018 session Wednesday with a host of new faces in the House of Delegates and pledges of bipartisanship from both parties. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 10:19 PM

McAuliffe Says Rights Restoration His Proudest Achievement

McAuliffe Says Rights Restoration His Proudest Achievement

Outgoing Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe touted his record on economic development Wednesday in his final annual address to state lawmakers, yet said his proudest achievement was restoring voting and other... Read »

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 11:39 AM

Appeals Court Won't Intervene in Disputed Va. House Race

Appeals Court Won't Intervene in Disputed Va. House Race

A federal appeals court said it won't halt the swearing-in of a Republican delegate whose disputed election victory keeps the Virginia House in the GOP's control. Read »

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